Lauren Murphy

Lauren Murphy

Personal Information

Full Name Lauren Murphy
Date of Birth July 27, 1984
Nationality American
Height 5 feet 4 inches (165 cm)
Nickname Lucky

Lauren Murphy: A Brief Biography

Lauren Murphy is a professional mixed martial artist who currently competes in the women's flyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She is a former Invicta FC Bantamweight Champion and has also competed for promotions such as Legacy Fighting Alliance. As of 17th January 2023, she is ranked #4 in the UFC Women's Flyweight division.

Lauren Murphy

Latest News Update for Lauren Murphy

Lauren Murphy will face Jéssica Andrade in a flyweight bout on the UFC 283 card, which is scheduled to take place on January 21st, 2023.

Lauren Murphy Facts

Birth PlaceAnchorage, Alaska, United States
Father’s NameNA
Mother’s NameNA
Star SignLeo
Net Worth (2023)$300,000
Last Fight Earnings$132,000
Date of BirthJune 11, 1984
MMA Debut2010
MMA Record16-5
DivisionsBantamweight, Flyweight
AchievementsInvicta FC Bantamweight Champion
PartnerJoe Murphy
Social MediaInstagram, Twitter

Early Life and Career

Lauren Murphy was born on December 8, 1983, in Anchorage, Alaska. She went to nursing school, but she dropped out to focus on mixed martial arts. Murphy began training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 23 and later transitioned to MMA. She made her professional debut in 2010, competing primarily in regional promotions in the United States. In 2013, she signed with Invicta FC and won the bantamweight title in her second fight with the promotion.

Lauren Murphy's Career in Invicta FC

Murphy made her first appearance in Invicta FC as a substitute fighter against Kaitlin Young on April 5, 2013 at Invicta FC 5: Penne vs. Waterson. She emerged victorious by winning the unanimous decision.

She won the bantamweight title in her third fight with the promotion, defeating Miriam Nakamoto via unanimous decision.

Lauren Murphy's Career in UFC

Murphy made her UFC debut in 2015, losing her first fight against Sara McMann via unanimous decision.

She has compiled a record of 8-5 in the UFC, with notable wins over Andrea Lee, Meisha Tate, Roxanne Modafferi, and Liliya Shakirova.

Lauren Murphy faced off against Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 266 for the UFC Women's Flyweight Title. Murphy was defeated via a TKO by Shevchenko.

Lauren Murphy’s last outing was against Meisha Tate at UFC on ABC: Ortega vs. Rodriguez on July 16, 2022. Murphy was judged the victor via unanimous decision.

Lauren Murphy's Record

Win16–5Miesha TateDecision (unanimous)UFC on ABC: Ortega vs. RodríguezJuly 16, 202235:00Elmont, New York, United States
Loss15–5Valentina ShevchenkoTKO (elbows and punches)UFC 266September 25, 202144:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win15–4Joanne CalderwoodDecision (split)UFC 263June 12, 202135:00Glendale, Arizona, United States
Win14–4Liliya ShakirovaSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC 254October 24, 202023:31Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Win13–4Roxanne ModafferiDecision (unanimous)UFC on ESPN: Blaydes vs. VolkovJune 20, 202035:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win12–4Andrea LeeDecision (split)UFC 247February 8, 202035:00Houston, Texas, United States
Win11–4Mara Romero BorellaTKO (knee and elbows)UFC on ESPN: Covington vs. LawlerAugust 3, 201931:46Newark, New Jersey, United States
Loss10–4Sijara EubanksDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Rivera vs. MoraesJune 1, 201835:00Utica, New York, United States
Win10–3Barb HonchakDecision (split)The Ultimate Fighter: A New World Champion FinaleDecember 1, 201735:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss9–3Katlyn ChookagianDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: McDonald vs. LinekerJuly 13, 201635:00Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
Win9–2Kelly FaszholzTKO (elbows and punches)UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. CowboyFebruary 21, 201634:55Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Loss8–2Liz CarmoucheDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. LamasApril 4, 201535:00Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Loss8–1Sara McMannDecision (split)UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. St. PreuxAugust 16, 201435:00Bangor, Maine, United States
Win8–0Miriam NakamotoTKO (knee injury)Invicta FC 7: Honchak vs. SmithDecember 7, 201340:23Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Win7–0Sarah D'AlelioDecision (unanimous)Invicta FC 6: Coenen vs. CyborgJuly 13, 201335:00Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Win6–0Kaitlin YoungDecision (unanimous)Invicta FC 5: Penne vs. WatersonApril 5, 201335:00Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Win5–0Jennifer ScottTKO (elbows)Legacy Fighting Championship 18March 1, 201314:10Houston, Texas, United States
Win4–0Julia GriffinTKO (punches)Alaska Cage Fighting: Tribute to VeteransOctober 28, 201124:26Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
Win3–0Willow BaileyTKO (retirement)Alaska Fighting Championship 79: ChampionsJanuary 12, 201123:00Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Win2–0Leslie WrightTKO (punches)Alaska Fighting Championship 76October 13, 201022:25Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Win1–0Kloiah WaylandTKO (punches)Alaska Fighting Championship: Mat Su Showdown 2June 9, 201010:17Wasilla, Alaska, United States

Lauren Murphy's Most Popular Fights

Lauren Murphy vs Andrea Lee

The fight between Lauren Murphy and Andrea Lee was a closely contested battle that took place at UFC 247 on February 8, 2020. The fight went the distance and ended in a split-decision victory for Lauren Murphy.

UFC 247 Jones v Reyes
UFC 247 Murphy vs. Lee

Lauren Murphy vs Roxanne Modafferi

The fight between Lauren Murphy and Roxanne Modafferi took place on June 20, 2020, at UFC on ESPN: Blaydes vs. Volkov.

Murphy won the fight via unanimous decision.

Lauren Murphy vs Valentina Shevchenko

Lauren Murphy squared off against Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 266 for the UFC Women’s Flyweight Championship, which took place on September 25, 2021. The first three rounds saw a slow pace, but the action picked up in Round 4. Shevchenko put pressure on Murphy and hit her with a left hook, causing her to stumble.

Shevchenko then unleashed a barrage of strikes that sent Murphy reeling against the cage. Shevchenko quickly took her down and kept up a relentless assault with ground and pound until the referee was forced to end the fight.

Shevchenko was declared the winner via TKO at 4:00 minutes into the 4th round.

UFC 266: Shevshenko v Murphy
UFC 266: Shevchenko v Murphy

FAQs on Lauren Murphy

Who has Lauren Murphy lost to in the UFC?

Lauren Murphy has lost to Sara McMann, Katlyn Chookagian, Sijara Eubanks, Liz Carmouche, and Valentina Shevchenko in the UFC.

What is Lauren Murphy's current rank in the UFC?

As of January 2023, Lauren Murphy is ranked #4 in the UFC women's flyweight division.

Who is Lauren Murphy’s next opponent?

Lauren Murphy is scheduled to face Jéssica Andrade at UFC 283 on January 21st, 2023.

Last Updated On 18th January 2023